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Old 03-14-07, 10:48 PM
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Yup , got one of those too !
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Old 03-16-07, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by zinx
For me, boost, coolant temp, wideband, fuel pressure, and the latest for my meth:
Zinx are you using an Aquamist kit. Oh and where do you buy that gauge?
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Old 03-19-07, 01:13 PM
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Zinx are you using an Aquamist kit. Oh and where do you buy that gauge?

No, i'm using the coolingmist kit, but this aquamist DDS3 v8 is my failsafe, worth it for sure. I bought it directly from aquamist's USA supplier. PM Richard L on here for more info.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:56 PM
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I now have about 12 gauges. My Glowgauge order was supposedly canceled since it didn't go through so I oredered some Porsport gauges and them get both boxes the same day. Not only that but the tri-pod & quint-pods are not available. How am I supposed to moutn these things, uhg? Anyone want to buy some gauges, D'oh!
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Old 03-20-07, 06:46 PM
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Old 03-21-07, 11:17 AM
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I never heard of porsport gauges before..
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Old 03-27-09, 08:19 AM
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so why do some people say egt and fuel pressure arent necessary? can some one shed some light?

im thinking boost, oil press and water temp wideband and maybe fuel pressure?
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Old 03-27-09, 08:57 AM
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Don't want to get off topic but I just purchased an oil temp gauge for my fd.
What should the correct oil temp be in a single T78 so when I set it up i'll know?
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Old 03-27-09, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by muibubbles View Post
so why do some people say egt and fuel pressure arent necessary? can some one shed some light?

im thinking boost, oil press and water temp wideband and maybe fuel pressure?
IMO the fuel pressure is an overkill and is mainly for trouble shooting porpuses.


Here are my absolutes:

EGT, Wideband, Boost. Off the power FC I read Injector duty cycle, water temp, and intake temps.

I keep my gauges to a minimum as I only want them to warn me of a potential dangers. Any others are for diagnostic purposes.
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Originally Posted by muibubbles View Post
so why do some people say egt and fuel pressure arent necessary? can some one shed some light?

im thinking boost, oil press and water temp wideband and maybe fuel pressure?
EGT is cosmetic unless the probe is pre-turbo. Fuel pressure is nice to have to know its all good but if you have a wideband you know if your AFR's are OK anyway. Oil pressure is useless because our cars don't really have oil pressure issues AND the stock gauge is good enough to warn you of any problems if your sendor is working OK. If you have a PFC, water temp is also useless since you can see that on the commander.

I have boost, wideband, fuel pressure, and EGT (i know its cosmetic but its nice).

I have dual EGT probes pre-turbo but they are hooked up only to the datalogit and not a gauge hehe.

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Old 03-27-09, 05:31 PM
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What's the best wideband to get???I haven't got one but after this thread i'm considering one!!!
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Old 03-27-09, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TAILWHIPPER View Post
What's the best wideband to get???I haven't got one but after this thread i'm considering one!!!
I personally use an older PLX M-300 and I love how fast it updates.

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Old 03-28-09, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by thewird View Post
I personally use an older PLX M-300 and I love how fast it updates.

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Cool.Are the ones from the rx7store any good?Wheres the best place to purchase 1?
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Old 11-11-09, 01:11 AM
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but I am in the same boat.

Currently I have a TurboSmart E-boost controller/gauge in a single 60mm a-pillar pod and I'm thinking about selling that.

I have a A-spec 500R and the 7 is going to be a weekend car that will just be doing some spirited driving here and there, but mostly just a street car.

I was thinking of doing a 3 pod a-pillar setup, or if needed, 2 pod a-pillar setup with 3 pod center console.

I'm pretty set on getting the Defi Racer gauges, but now I just need to figure what I need. I know I will need boost and want a wideband A/F gauge, but what else?

Here are the gauges I was thinking: boost, wideband a/f,
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Old 11-11-09, 01:26 AM
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What I WILL be running

PLX with 2 EGT/fuel press/oil temp, boost and wideband in a 3 gauge speaker pod.

Water temp and AIT read from PFC...
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Old 11-11-09, 09:51 PM
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Bump

I am buying my gauges tonight, I've waited long enough, going with Defi BF gauges

I am getting Boost for sure and then I don't know what else. I'm basically debating between water temp, oil temp, oil pressure and fuel pressure, which are the important ones out of those 4 and why?

I have a PFC so I can read my Duty Cycle, Water Temp, and Intake temp off of that

From what I've read, fuel pressure gauge is useless if I have a wideband A/F which I will be getting so that is out of the mix.

Oil pressure is useless as or stock gauge works fine and we don't have many problems with oil pressure.

So that leaves EGT gauge and Oil temp.

I can either run Boost and one of those gauges along with a 60MM wideband a/f gauge in a 3 pillar pod (is there a 60MM pod?) or run a different setup. Either center console gauges or the possibilities are endless.
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Old 11-12-09, 10:05 PM
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Boost, Wideband A/F and Oil Temp as my 3 gauges in the A-pillar sound good? And then my PFC can monitor duty cycle, air intake temps and water temps. Someone said the PFC also reads our EGT? Anyone confirm that?
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Old 11-12-09, 11:13 PM
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im going to be running Boost (thinking AEM truboost), got the AEM EUGo controller wideband already, so A/F, Dual egt from mazdatrix preturbo and maybe oíl temp. the car has oil press and coolant temp already.... runnign a blowtrough 12a in an 85 gs
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Someone said the PFC also reads our EGT? Anyone confirm that?
No, it does not read EGT's
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Ok, so I'm thinking of having a A/F readout in the steering wheel pod because I just feel as though having 2 Defi BF's with a different A/F gauge will just look awkward.

So I'm going to get boost, oil temp and then should I get EGT or fuel pressure or oil pressure?
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Old 11-13-09, 04:27 PM
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if i had to choose between EGT, Fuel or Oil, I'd probably choose fuel pressure.

The stock oil pressure gauge will work, it's not nearly as accurate, but it works.

EGT is a also a good one...

I'm running:

Wideband, boost, fuel pressure, oil pressure, oil temp, water temp, egt

have the wideband on top of wheel with one of the single 1 pod colums, a 3 gauge a pillar, and a 3 gauge fly pod on dash
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How funny I made this post in 2007 when I didn't have a single turbo but now I do.

The car right now has 7 gauges.

Boost
Water temp
Oil Pressure
Oil Temp
EGT
Air Fuel Ratio
Fuel Pressure

I"ll be getting rid of the Oil Pressure, EGT, Water Temp (I can read it on the PFC) and Fuel pressure
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I have:

- Boost gauge, wastegate duty & afr in single gauge (innovate SCG-1)
- Dual EGT single gauge 1 in each runner before turbo (Innovate DLG-1)
- Oil temp (depo)
- Oil pressure (depo)
- Water temp (depo)
- Meth flow gauge (aquamist)

I'm looking to get rid of a few gauges.. just don't know which ones yet.. car looks like a x-mas tree at night lol..
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Water temp.
AFR.
Air temp
Boost


3 of these can be monitored by power FC, air temp, water temp, and boost.


The AFR cannot and will need to be purchased.


Through AFR you can tell if you have fuel issues, it will show up on your AFR's.


Water temp is needed as you don't want to overheat, oil temps should follow water temps and vice versa, I don't think its possible to have high oil temps and low water temps.


I like to monitor air temps as the air/fuel temp correction factor comes into play, and the stock air temp sensor lags some, so I wait till it stabilizes before going crazy.


Boost, as long as it stays under the limit for your fuel and is controlled you are all good for your map. you don't want it to creep too much if its close to the limits of your map tuning or your MAP sensor or what not.
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